Nature and Environment

Border wall construction begins across San Pedro River

Jul 2, 2020 The controversial project across Arizona's last free-flowing river is underway.

Rogue Radio presents: Virginia Woolf's "The Mark on the Wall"

Jul 2, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson Samaritans' 18 year mission continues; and how the border wall endangers the future of the Sonoyta mud turtle.

Federal court rules president's use of military funds for border wall is illegal

Jun 26, 2020 The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued their ruling Friday.

Wildfires burn across Arizona

Jun 26, 2020 We discuss the year's fire outlook and what ecological changes result from such fires.

In Nevada, investors eye underground water storage as a path to profits

Jun 24, 2020 Some worry certain projects could threaten supplies in a place where water is already tight.

Arizona housing growth tees up opportunity for water investors

Jun 23, 2020 As Central Arizona booms, Phoenix exurbs are looking to rural areas for more water.

Western Colorado water purchases stir up worries about the future of farming

Jun 22, 2020 An investment trend based on the potential value of water has rekindled fears about the future of water in the West.

Growing Arizona metros look to rural communities for water

Jun 19, 2020 Private companies are also hoping to profit off the demand.

Behind the Mask

Jun 18, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

Monsoon in Southern Arizona officially starts this week

Jun 15, 2020 It is monsoon awareness week.

CBP reveals a few more details about San Pedro River border barrier

Jun 15, 2020 The agency held an invitation-only meeting Friday to provide an update on the project.

No border wall for Arizona tribe's Colorado River stretch

Jun 11, 2020 The cross-border Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.

Sheriff's department tells some foothills residents to be ready to evacuate due to fire

Jun 11, 2020 Catalina Foothills residents were alerted to be aware of the progress of the Bighorn Fire, which has burned more than 3,000 acres.

Border wall construction results in 'loss of trust' from community

Jun 10, 2020 While many locals are disturbed by the actual construction, they say being ignored in the process has been equally frustrating.

Drone flights cost firefighters time in north Tucson mountain blaze

Jun 9, 2020 Drone operators could face prison time and fines if they are caught interfering with airborne crews.

Fire in Pusch Ridge area grows over the weekend

Jun 8, 2020 The lightning-caused Bighorn Fire came within a mile of some Oro Valley communities on Saturday.

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